Petticoat Lane, famous for its colourful textile market, is also home to the Middlesex Street Estate, a tower and a block of flats arranged around a podium, with a close-knit community.
Turkish Artist Güneş Terkol will collaborate with residents to create a new mural on one of the Estate’s outer walls. This permanent art work will be made for the residents to be proud of, and passersby to enjoy.
In addition, Terkol will conduct a series of free workshops inviting the local community to create a large-scale textile banner which will be publicly displayed on Whitechapel High Street, on the night of the event.
Both works will be unveiled during Art Night 2017, on the 1st of July. In its second edition, the free festival, curated by Fatoş Üstek, aims to celebrate the diversity of the residents of London’s East End.
Inside Out, is an Oral History project in which Off The Wall Players will work with women from Aldgate, to share their narratives of the rich history of Aldgate from within.
Off The Wall Player’s will, through a series of community workshops invite women with a connection to Aldgate to present and examine the idea of community and what it means to be a woman in Aldgate. The workshops will use art and drama to create a fun and relaxed space in which women feel free to share exactly what stories they feel are most relevant and reflect the real Aldgate.
These stories will be recorded, collated and archived. Off The Wall Players will use the artwork produced in workshops and the recordings of the stories to create an interactive performance at Aldgate Square festival in June which will be open to the public.